The Las Vegas Weekly named Toney Rocks as one of the top 10 Acts to Watch in 2017. The sound he delivers on stage is a cock-tail of rock, country, and blues influences with intermittent bursts of expansive live looped performances with powerful songwriting poured over as jet fuel. His penmanship leaks stories of falling in love, the perils of heartbreak, addiction, as well as refusing to be knocked down for long.
His latest tour across the United States in support of his new album, DRIFTING, releasing worldwide August 1, 2018, featured headlining performances as well as supporting dates with blues/jazz/rock guitar master, Robben Ford. Toney Rocks is also performed at the stoic Florida Folk Festival, Logan Summerfest, and will be performing at central Florida’s, The Planet Festival and Dover Delaware’s OctDover Fest.
No one sounds quite like Toney Rocks. However, his music is familiar and assuring. With DRIFTING, Rocks delivers his unique approach to acoustic Americana stylings coupled with songwriting that presents vivid storytelling revolving around experiences of the world around him. Drifting is a solo album that features the artist's soulfully-gritty singing over either acoustic guitar, piano, or ukulele. On the title track "Drifting", Rocks sets the atmosphere with a hypnotizing loop that, when performed live, fans describe as "psychedelic folk". The album drifts from socially preceptive to internally revealing.
Toney Rocks latest single releases, “Run to the Night” & "Not Gonna Run", are featured on popular music blogs and radio shows around the world. He was featured on ABC27 Good Day PA performing music from his upcoming album. On the latest music, Ray Sang from UK blog IndustryME says, "I was sold as soon as I heard the husky tones of Toney's voice". Kathy Forste, Music Director of KC Cafe Radio said, “Toney Rocks voice is cool and sweet, rocking and lyrical. His songs are thoughtful and hummable...”.
In passed years, Toney Rocks has shared the stage with folk music legend, David Bromberg, as well as opened for acclaimed blues artists such as Corey Harris and Jarekus Singleton in addition to his own headlining concerts.
"I was sold as soon as I heard the husky tones of Toney's voice" -- Ray Sang (IndustryMe UK)
"Toney Rocks voice is cool and sweet, rocking and lyrical. His songs are thoughtful and hummable..." --Kathy Forste (KC Cafe Radio)
"Toney is the consummate singer-songwriter. His playing is solid, his voice is like velvet, and his song-writing is insightful and clever. " -- Bliss Hippy (Folk Alliance 2017)
"Toney Rocked the Sapphire Room here in Boise! The room was all but sold out and he had the crowd dancing. Toney is a class act!" -- Mike Witmer (Boise Blues Society)
"The concert was tremendous... We were wowed." -- Carol Keig (Cloverdale House Concerts_
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